Fabric Backed Console

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I found this bookshelf/cabinet-ish piece at a yard sale for $10. It had a veneer top and cheap paneling on the back. I painted the entire piece with Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream and distressed it. I then removed the back piece of paneling, sprayed it with spray adhesive, and laid a piece of fabric over it. I then laid a heavy piece of wood on top to hold it in place until the adhesive, and then I cut off any extra fabric. I then nailed the panel back in place. … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Funky Desk Makeover

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Hi everyone! Sorry I've been a little MIA this week. I've been a little under the weather, so all projects had come to a halt. I'm starting to feel slightly human again, which means I will have a fun new project for you tomorrow ... and don't forget our Best Of DIY linky party tomorrow night at 8 pm Central! 27 amazing bloggers posting their best DIY projects is right up my alley! Speaking of alleys, that's where I got this desk. I found it on Craigslist under the free … [Read more...]

Vintage Shelf Makeover

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Hi guys! How was your weekend? Yesterday, as promised, I only worked for a few hours and then took the rest of the day off. We went and saw The Giver which was pretty good. There were a few things they didn't really explain at the end, but it was worth the price of admission. I even splurged and got popcorn. Topher thinks movie theater popcorn is the most disgusting stuff on the planet, and while I agree it is horrible for you, I think having it once a year won't kill you. I worked for … [Read more...]

Plaster Paint Vintage Mirror Makeover

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Happy Labor Day everyone!! I know many of you will be out at the pool or enjoying your last trip to the lake. Today, I have vowed to only work a total of 2 hours! Gasp! I know! I worked Saturday and Sunday, so I decided today I'm going to enjoy at least half of the day. I think the kid talked us into going to see If I Stay. She didn't have to twist my arm too much -- Topher, on the other hand, is not sharing our enthusiasm. Saturday we grilled out for my dad's birthday party and … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Vintage Child’s Dresser

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    Today is Thursday, and where I live that means today is garage sale day. Yes, garage sales are also on Friday and Saturday, but the majority of the sales start on Thursday. That means I wrote this post last night, and as you are reading this, I am probably out making the rounds -- knocking over old people trying to get all the good stuff. Just kidding, I only knock over the people my own age and younger. So as you are getting ready for your day, I am bargaining … [Read more...]

Ivory Two-Toned Dresser

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Happy Monday!!  I hope you had a great weekend! We had a fun BBQ over at a friend's house Friday night.  Saturday, we took the pups to get groomed, and then we had a wedding to attend that evening. Thank goodness it wasn't an outdoor wedding because it was in the triple digits here.  Sunday was full of cleaning and painting. I was feeling a little blue on Sunday as it was the one year anniversary of the wreck that lead to my aunt's death. There have been so many times over this last year … [Read more...]

French Stenciled TV Console

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Does it seem like everywhere you go right now, every woman you see is pregnant?  It seems like there must be something in the water over in my neck of the woods because I am doing custom nursery projects out the ying yang! (Note to self: Do NOT drink the water).  First, congratulations!  Second, if you need a changing table, I can help...  Third, if you need a snuggler for the baby, I can help there too.  Fourth, I'm still not drinking the water! The Unnamed Child babysat and dog sat all … [Read more...]

Our Mini Getaway and Plaster Painted Kitchen Chairs

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Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! We ended up going to Kansas City last Thursday and Friday. Thursday, we went back-to-school shopping for the kiddo. It was absolutely the most perfect day for it. We went shopping on the Plaza and the weather was gorgeous. We ate at Bucca Di Beppo for lunch (which is so not healthy) ...  but they have the most amazing pasta there. For dinner we went to Macaroni Grill, which again is carb central ... but in all fairness we … [Read more...]

Stenciled Vintage Dresser Makeover

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First of all, I want to thank everyone who has voted for my Instagram video!  If you don't already know, Shaw Flooring has been running a contest, and the video with the most votes wins a $1500 Shaw Flooring GC. You all have heard me talk about LuLu, Gracie, and Charlie a million times. They are my babies. The only problem with rescue dogs is that sometimes they have been abused and or traumatized, which can make it harder to potty train them. All three of my pups took some major work, … [Read more...]